Research and Education Centers, Institutes & Programs
Agricultural Experiment Station Research Centers
These centers conduct research on agriculture, natural resources and rural life and disseminate that information to Montanans.
Agricultural Marketing Policy Center
The Agricultural Marketing Policy Center sponsors research on agriculture and natural resource trade policies and their economic effects. It communicates this information to the public through various media.
American Indian Research Opportunities (AIRO)
AIRO provides educational and research opportunities for American Indian students in career fields where they are significantly under-represented. AIRO is a consortium of Montana's seven tribal colleges (Blackfeet Community College, Dull Knife Memorial College, Fort Belknap College, Fort Peck Community College, Little Big Horn College, Salish Kootenai College, and Stone Child College) and MSU-Bozeman.
Animal Resources Center
The center is a modern, centralized, laboratory animal facility for the care, use and production of laboratory animals used in teaching, research and testing at MSU.
Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership
The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership is part of the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) membership of regional partners that are working to create a nationwide network that will help determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
Blackstone LaunchPad - Montana State
The program introduces entrepreneurship as a viable career option and provides university students with a network of venture coaches and entrepreneurial support to transform new ideas into sustainable companies. With a physical presence at MSU and the University of Montana, Blackstone LaunchPad has the potential to generate some 380 new ventures in Montana over the next five years, according to the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
Cold Regions Research Center
The Priscu Research group at Montana State University focuses on understanding the biogeochemistry and microbiology of icy environments. Led by Dr. John Priscu, the group conducts NSF and NASA funded research in both Antarctica and the Arctic, and is a part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Program in Antarctica.
The College of Nursing Office of Research & Scholarship (CONORS) represents a centralized effort to strengthen research and scholarly productivity within the College.
Functional Genomics Core Facility
Located in 308 Cooley Lab on the Montana State University campus, the Functional Genomics Core Facility was established with funds provided by the National Science Foundation and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, with ongoing salary support from Montana INBRE. The Functional Genomics Core Facility provides support to academic investigators throughout Montana and the Rocky Mountain west, through instrumentation, applications and services.
Image and Chemical Analysis Laboratory (ICAL)
ICAL provides analytical facilities for the physical, biological and engineering sciences. These facilities are open to both academic researchers and the general public.
International Programs Office
The Office of International Programs seeks to bring international education to the core of the academic and cultural life of MSU. In today's world, every student, regardless of his or her major, needs to graduate with knowledge of other cultures and languages in order to succeed.
The Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands & Peoples of the North American West
The Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and People of the North American West at Montana State University fosters and supports interdisciplinary scholarship on the North American West.
Local Government Center
The center strengthens the capacities of Montana's local governments to deliver essential community services efficiently. The Center conducts on- and off-campus training programs, provides direct technical assistance and conducts applied policy research on community issues.
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
The Local Technical Assistance Program fosters a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance and technology transfer.
Montana and Northern Plains Troops-to-Teachers
The Montana and High Plains Region (Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming) Troops-to-Teachers Program assists qualified military personnel make the transition from the armed services to service in the classrooms of our schools.
Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
MSU houses the Program Office with 5 regional centers across Montana. AHECs enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community and academic educational partnerships.
Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit
Research at the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit is problem oriented and provides our cooperators (Montana State University, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, U.S. Geological Survey) and other agencies with useful and practical information needed to understand and manage fishery resources in the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains.
Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF)
The MMF is a shared-use cleanroom laboratory at Montana State University, available to university students and faculty as well as extramural users.
Montana Office of Rural Health (MORH)
Dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for rural Montana by providing collaborative leadership and resources to healthcare and community organizations. Improving the health care of all rural Montanans through advocacy, networking, partnerships, education, outreach, research and service.
Montana Public Television - KUSM
Montana Public Television is the primary public television provider for the state of Montana. PBS services, instructional and outreach activities are provided to viewers throughout Montana through over-the-air broadcast and cable distribution. Montana Public TV is a service of Montana State University and the University of Montana.
Montana Space Grant Consortium
The consortium enhances aerospace research and education in Montana through research initiation grants, education enhancement grants, undergraduate research grants and a scholarship-fellowship program. The central consortium office acts as a statewide clearinghouse for information on NASA and other aerospace-related programs and takes an active role in alerting consortium faculty about opportunities in research and education with NASA and other space agencies.
Museum of the Rockies
The Museum of the Rockies seeks to understand, preserve and interpret the natural and cultural history of the Northern Rocky Mountain region. It accomplishes its mission through research, collections, exhibits and programs for the education and entertainment of people of all ages.
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
The Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NRMSC), formed by the U.S. Geological Survey, conducts integrated, interdisciplinary research in support of natural resource management in the Northern Rocky Mountains.
Plant Growth Center
The Plant Growth Center includes 29 greenhouses environmentally controlled by microcomputers, an insect quarantine unit, an indoor arboretum, labs and classrooms.
Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Wildfire PIRE is an NSF Partnership on International Climate, Fire, and People which focuses on the causes and consequences of fire.This interdisciplinary partnership brings together an array of fire scientists and managers and strives to be a leader in interdisciplinary discovery, education, and engagement focused on wildfire in temperate ecosystems on multiple continents.
The Renne Library of Montana State University-Bozeman offers research and information resources to students and faculty members, as well as serving Montana citizens and the state's business community. The Renne Library is a part of the Montana State University System Libraries.
Spatial Sciences Center
The Spatial Sciences Center (SSC) promotes and supports basic and applied research incorporating geographic information science, remote sensing, global positioning system, and spatial analysis; supports and facilitates undergraduate and graduate courses in spatial sciences offered through departments within MSU; and promotes the application of spatial sciences throughout MSU through outreach to faculty and staff.
Zero Emissions Research and Technology (ZERT)
Zero Emissions Research and Technology is a virtual center that performs basic research as well as technology development in the field of geologic carbon sequestration.